Ted Sorenson, speechwriter to JFK

What is a speechwriter?

Here’s a video of a man who accepted a unique opportunity, who developed his skills and who worked hand in hand with JFK putting real, world-shaping ideas into words. In this video he speaks of the values he shared with John Kennedy, of the intense thirteen days of the Cuban crisis, of the letters and books he crafted for the man he chose to stand by. Listen to what he has to say about … asking questions. After all, which came first: the question or the answer?

Enlightening, serious, powerful and above all, human. A man who devotedly worked hard – no, a man who worked as hard and as devotedly as he could – to try to make the world a better place.

Last Word: Theodore C. Sorensen

From the New York Times: The Last Word, Theodore Sorenson

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